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Scheltens & Abbenes, Arper, Tables III, 2011

Inkjet print
Signed, titled, dated and numbered on a label
58 x 42 cm
Edition of 10

In 2010 Scheltens & Abbenes turned a fresh eye on the Arper Furniture collection based in Treviso, Italy. At first glance the images seem deceptively simple, but the seemingly two-dimensional organisations quickly yield a delicate sense of interconnection and transformation as well as an ingenious use of depth and scale.

The oeuvre of the photographers duo Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes contains still lives in which materiality and form play an important role. Subjects vary from folded shirts, tapestries and delicate flowers to room filling installations of furniture. The whole working process – from concept to implementation – takes place in the studio. With a sense of subtlety they manufacture settings in which objects are continuously being rearranged or assembled to the perfectly balanced image. Scheltens & Abbenes continuously research the possibilities photography offers to create remarkable illusions.

Maurice Scheltens (b. 1972) and Liesbeth Abbenes (b. 1970) know how to combine their backgrounds  – photographer and visual artist – successfully. Technical perfection and skilled craftsmanship results in a strong pictorial clarity and careful styling. With their characteristic view, Scheltens & Abbenes create for both cultural institutions and companies (Vitra, Nike, Hermes, Viktor & Rolf) and editorials for magazines (Fantastic Man, Wallpaper*, Another Magazine).

This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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€440,00 Incl. tax
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